Sally J. Sportsman
ORLANDO, Florida (November 19, 2020) – Volvik USA (volvik.com), a rapidly-growing, premium high-performance golf ball company, was the Official Golf Ball Partner of the inaugural Capital Long Drive Classic, which was played Oct. 24 and will be broadcast nationally on Golf Channel Dec. 17 and rebroadcast on Dec. 20. The event included a roster of top male and female Long Drive professionals for the first-ever event of its kind, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
“We were honored to be the Official Golf Ball Partner of the inaugural Capital Long Drive Classic,” said Don Shin, president of Volvik USA. “In addition to providing the opportunity to view the extraordinary talent of the competitors in a wonderful setting, the Classic helped support a worthy cause.”
Volvik supplied the VIVID XT AMT distance golf balls for the competition in recognition as the Official Golf Ball Partner of the Capital Long Drive Classic, with the company logo and tagline featured during the Golf Channel telecast, as well as on-site Volvik signage and placement on the event website, capitallongdriveclassic.com.
The inaugural event featured top professional men’s and women’s long drive athletes in a unique co-ed exhibition showcasing golf’s racial and gender diversity. Competitors in the first-ever Capital Long Drive Classic were: Shasta Averyhardt, Maurice Allen (Volvik Staffer), Alexis Belton, Tim Burke (Volvik Staffer), Mary Driscol, Chris Hall, Josh Jackson and Cassandra Meyer.
The mission produced a COVID safe and family friendly long drive exhibition. The partnership of Events DC, which presented the Classic, with the nonprofit My Brother’s Birdies included a youth clinic at East Potomac Park Golf Course. The clinic introduced Washington, D.C.-area children from minority and underserved communities to the game.
With over 40 years of golf ball production, Volvik has led the way with unparalleled innovation. Volvik is dedicated to the production of specialized 3- and 4-piece multi-layer high performance golf balls for players of every skill set, featuring 58 worldwide patents. Volvik’s patented SF matte coating has led to the development of Vivid, the world’s first matte finish golf ball. Volvik continues to expand its product line with the 2020 introductions of recent Golf Digest Gold Hot List Winner Vivid XT Soft, SOLICE and the next generation of Vivid. Volvik’s product line portfolio includes multi-layer urethane and ionomer cover products in glossy and matte finishes. In addition, the Tour S3 and S4 urethane products have been in use on the world’s professional tours since 2012. Players using Volvik golf balls have earned millions of dollars in prize money with multiple victories.